Termite Treatment Cost

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How much does a Termite Treatment Cost?

It should cost less to treat your home than it does to paint it. If it doesn’t, your painter is working too cheap or your termite company is charging too much. Termite treatments are a once or twice in a lifetime purchase for most of us. Do you know what price is a good price? Since no accurate cost can be determined until your structure has been inspected and measured by a Termite Company. Pricing considerations include, which type of treatment you choose, the type of guaranty you select, the size of your home, and which type of foundation your home has. Shopping price only, has the potential of leaving you disappointed with the finished product. There is much more for you to consider when you shop for a termite treatment and a termite company to do it.

image -coulpe sitting figuring the cost of a termite treatmentBusiness Factors in Termite Treatment Cost

Just like any business a lot goes into a company’s expenses when they provide termite treatments, so the same termite treatment cost will vary from company to company. Here’s a list of some of the factors used in figuring the cost of providing this termite treatment service to you and your property. I’m sure I’ve left something out, but you get the idea. It’s expensive to run a Termite Co. The lower the price the fewer of these expenses may be utilized. For example; If you have a problem with the treatment or something at your home is damaged during treatment you may be happier with a larger termite company that carries better insurance instead of the lower required amount, or one that carries no insurance at all. Termite treatments done by a professional must be done according to state and federal regulations for your satisfaction and protection. That’s where good training comes into play. Many states require pest control techs to be certified or registered, not all states require pest control techs to be tested.

  • Cost of chemical or bait,
  • Equipment, supplies and up keep,
  • Labor and training,
  • Sales commission,
  • Business expenses, staff and office supplies, [larger companies need more in house staff, so smaller companies have the advantage here.]
  • Insurances [now including Obama Care for larger companies]
  • Licenses and Taxes,

How to Figure Your Termite Treatment Cost

What is a linear foot? Termite Companies base their treatment price using linear feet (Ln. Ft.). This is the distance measured in ft. around the foundation of your home, for pricing. Usually a price per Ln. Ft. is established by a termite company and is multiplied by the number of Ln. Feet. Here’s is how to get a ball park price for a subterranean termite treatment for your home. Measure the distance in feet around the foundation of your home. This will give you the total linear feet to be treated. Each linear foot requires a specific amount of termiticide to be applied, so the bigger the house the more chemical cost involved. A good average termite company price might be $4.00 to $7.50 per Ln. ft.

It should become apparent after reading this that Do-It-Yourself Termite Treatments using the same products the pros use may be an option for some homeowners. Read more about DIY Termite Treatment. Not all structures are recommended for do it yourself termite treatments but most are. Both examples are based on a house with 240 Ln. Ft.

Termite Company Treatment Example :: 240 Ln. ft. x $5.00 per Ln. ft. = $1,200 for the treatment.
DIY Example Comparison:: same 240 Ln. Ft. x .84 cents per Ln. ft. (Termidor cost based on $50 per bottle) = $201.60 for the treatment.

When you have a termite company treat your home you will receive a guaranty against future infestations and an annual inspection. When you do it yourself you don’t receive a guaranty and your have to inspect your own house every year.

DIY Saves You Money; if you are willing to do the work. Click to see how it’s done. Figures will be higher or lower depending on:

  • Your geographical location
  • Which treatment type you choose (repellent, non-repellent, or bait system)
  • The Type of Guaranty you select,
  • And which Termite Company you call, large companies usually have more overhead expenses. etc.

Also figure in the cost of your annual renewal. Ball park – between $100 and $200 per year should be about right. Ask the price per linear foot to treat your home.

Figure the Termite Treatment Cost For Pre-Construction

Building a new structure? A work shop, or a storage shed or a garage? You will need to treat the foundation before pouring concrete floors or footings. This charge is almost always figured by how many square feet there are in a structure. Or if your structure is small there is generally a minimum charge. A good average price might be $.20 to $.45 per sq. ft. Example: a garage measures 30 feet by 40 feet = 1200 sq. ft x $.30 per Sq. ft. = $360 for the treatment. This is a ball park figure to help you understand how the pricing process works. Figures will be higher or lower depending on:

  • Which treatment type you choose (repellent, non-repellent, or bait system)
  • The Type of Guaranty you select,
  • And which Termite Company you call, large companies usually have more overhead expenses.

Also figure in the cost of your annual renewal. Ball park – between $100 and $200 should be about right.

If You Don’t Have A Trusted Termite Company

  • Get 3 written estimates on any termite work, and
  • if you are not familiar with the company ask for references.
  • A good recommendation from a neighbor is usually the sign of a good solid Termite Company and a satisfied customer.
  • Always ask for a written estimate on any work to be done. So later you can make comparisons on treatment specs, guaranties, as well as price.
  • Price can be a big factor but never shop on price alone! This is never the best idea. Compare what each company is offering for the price.

Termite M.D. tipDon’t be in a hurry. Termites eat slow and take time to do real damage. You have time to make a informed decision. If this article was helpful please do the social thing below. It helps me. And please feel free to make appropriate comments below also. Thank you.

There’s a lot more to consider if you have termites or suspect you have a termite infestation, or if you’d just like to prevent a termite infestation before one gets started. Click around a see how much you can learn about dealing with a termites here at TermiteMD. Thank you for visiting.

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